This print is sharper and with cleaner audio than the existing IA copy.
All is not well on young Lord Lebanon's ancestral estate, what with his mother's constant nagging and the chauffeur turning up dead, in this Edgar Wallace mystery with a good cast and rising body count. (It's always amazed me our British friends were able to produce and release quality films like this during the most desperate days of the blitz.)
Directed by George King
UK release 1940
US release 1941
a.k.a. "The Frightened Lady"
Complete print (US version)
NOTE: Other recommended British films of the period which are available here at IA include "49th Parallel," "In Which We Serve," "The Way Ahead" and "We Dive at Dawn."
April 5, 2021 Subject:
Excellent quality. The story is not wildly original but it's really good fun. Worth watching
June 17, 2019 Subject:
Excellent British murder mystery - good script, well thought out plot, good direction, fine performances from all the actors. Particularly liked Marius Goring (Lord Lebanon), Helen Haye (Lady Lebanon) and George Merritt (Detective Inspector Tanner). Always enjoy seeing Roy Emerton (Gilder) who made such a great and versatile villain in two of the Arthur Wontner Sherlock Holmes movies.
January 10, 2017 Subject:
Inbreeding will tell
This is a good cozy. I couldn’t figure the murderer until just before the last murder. Many recognizable British character actors make a fine cast. They speak rapidly, making some dialog hard for these American ears to make out at times.
I downloaded the 600 MB MPEG4 file. Video is good, but the audio has issues.
July 13, 2016 Subject:
Marius Goring Good in this movie
Surprisingly, this turned out to be an entertaining mystery movie. Marius Goring did well in his role. If interested in Marius Goring, listen to his radio role as the Scarlet Pimpernel, which aired in the USA in the early to mid 1950's - a very versatile actor.